Acting Chief Information Officer
Federal Communications Commission
Christine Calvosa is a results-oriented IT Director with over 10 years of success delivering innovation, quality, and sustainability. She is an effective and strategic-thinking leader with a demonstrated history of guiding modernization efforts to successfully transform and secure stagnant systems. She consistently focuses on collaboration, communication, and documentation as pillars of teamwork and she is committed to excellence. She is dedicated to maintaining a reputation built on quality, service, and uncompromising ethics.
Ms. Calvosa is the Deputy CIO for Digital Design, Information Resiliency and Strategic Communications at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). She joined FCC in December 2015. She is responsible for the front and back-end design, development and delivery of the FCC’s internet and intranet websites; technical development and delivery of geospatial information systems for both public services as well as internal FCC geospatial capabilities; and protecting the FCC IT infrastructure to ensure resiliency, including the sustainment of the FCC Information Security Program which includes a baseline of policies, standards, and guidelines relating to the management, operational, and technical controls necessary for FCC information system infrastructure and operations.
Ms. Calvosa was Chief Technology Officer at the Natural Resources Conservation Service, United States Department of Agriculture, from 2010 – 2014. She established and managed the USDA’s 2nd largest agency’s technology roadmap and focused on three (3) main areas – Emerging Technology & Innovation, Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) & Data Architecture, and Infrastructure & Hosting. She provided pivotal technology subject matter expertise to implement Enterprise solutions such as Enterprise Content Management, Business Process Management, and Unified Communications. She played a key role in presenting opportunities to implement cost-saving initiatives. She completed two phases of a Video Teleconferencing (VTC) initiative resulting in an ROI of $14.8M; attained $400K reduction in annual storage costs by migrating SharePoint 2010 into a Cloud environment; saved agency $181K by upgrading 18,950 workstations to Windows 7 Operating System; reduced Adobe license costs by $89.4K; used Asset Intelligence-Clear Insight Business Analysis to identify a potential cost savings of 47% out of $12.1M in telecommunication and software assets, equating to over $5.6M in potential savings.
Ms. Calvosa was recognized as a Rising Star by Federal Computer week in 2012 for developing and deploying the agency’s national website which had previously failed twice before. She led a team of 15 to consolidate 12 NRCS websites into one; she successfully launched the website after only 7 months of taking over a 2 year-long project. The NRCS website earned the highest Foresee Customer Satisfaction Improvement score out of 100 government websites for Q1 of 2012.
From 2005 to 2010, Ms. Calvosa served as the Technology Management Lead at Booz Allen Hamilton. She provided effective leadership and management oversight on multiple DoD, DoT, and DHS projects specializing in providing technology and consulting services management. She led and managed the Infrastructure Engineering team with the overall design and implementation of enterprise-wide unclassified and classified systems for the Anti-Drug Network (ADNET) within the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). She led the Infrastructure team in planning, designing, developing, and implementing enterprise-wide custom applications and office automation systems for the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB). She provided support to Project Management Services to ensure adherence to policies and procedures for two main systems at the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
Ms. Calvosa is a graduate of the George Washington University. She earned a Master of Science in Information System Technology in 2003. For her undergrad, she attended the Pennsylvania State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems and a Minor in International Studies. She holds the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) v2 Practitioner certification.